Epidemiologic Features and Control Measures during Monkeypox Outbreak, Spain, June 2022

Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Sep;28(9):1847-1851. doi: 10.3201/eid2809.221051. Epub 2022 Jul 12.


During June 2022, Spain was one of the countries most affected worldwide by a multicountry monkeypox outbreak with chains of transmission without identified links to disease-endemic countries. We provide epidemiologic features of cases reported in Spain and the coordinated measures taken to respond to this outbreak.

Keywords: MSM; Spain; bioterrorism and preparedness; control measures; epidemiologic features; men who have had sex with men; monkeypox; monkeypox viruses; multicountry; outbreak; response; viruses; zoonoses.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Humans
  • Monkeypox virus
  • Monkeypox* / epidemiology
  • Spain / epidemiology